Listening to the Third Slave” takes a fresh look at the parable of the talents in Matthew and Luke. What if the slave who tucked away the master’s money wasn’t lazy after all? What if he wanted to make a point?

This study is about living our faith in a real way. It is about confronting historical white privilege and refusing to play any role in oppression. We are challenged to live our lives with the purest of integrity, so that the way we use our money, the various ways we participate in society and the way we relate to ourselves and others reflect our knowledge of God.

This way of living our faith is not for the immature Christian as it requires various fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–26) and a practiced use of our spiritual gifts (whichever ones we may possess, 1 Corinthians 12:7–11). It is impossible to be mature in our faith and not address the systemic nature of racism (along with the many other isms).